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Agricultural Conservation Easement ProgramRule2016-2450410/18/2016Agriculture DepartmentNRCS published an interim rule, with request for comments, on February 27, 2015, to implement the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) that was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. NRCS received 1,055 comments from … NRCS published an interim rule, with request for comments, on February 27, 2015, to implement the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP) that was authorized by the Agricultural Act of 2014. NRCS received 1,055 comments from 102 respondents to the interim rule. In this document, NRCS responds to comments, makes adjustments to the rule in response to some of the comments received, and issues a final rule for ACEP implementation.agricultural-conservation-easement-programFR-Doc-2016-24504
Agricultural Conservation Easement ProgramRule2015-0378102/27/2015Agriculture DepartmentThe Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Act) consolidates the purposes of the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) into one easement program called the Agric … The Agricultural Act of 2014 (the 2014 Act) consolidates the purposes of the Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program (FRPP), Grassland Reserve Program (GRP), and Wetlands Reserve Program (WRP) into one easement program called the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program (ACEP). ACEP restores, protects, and enhances wetland on eligible land; protects the agricultural use, viability, and related conservation values of eligible land by limiting non-agricultural uses of that land; and protects grazing uses and related conservation values by restoring and conserving eligible land. This interim rule with request for comments sets forth the policies and procedures related to implementation of ACEP as authorized by the 2014 Act. Since the Conservation Farm Option (CFO) is a repealed program that was never implemented, NRCS is replacing the CFO regulations at 7 CFR part 1468 with the regulations necessary to implement ACEP.agricultural-conservation-easement-programFR-Doc-2015-03781
Clarification of Appeal ProceduresRule2014-2430510/16/2014Interior DepartmentThe Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Office of Hearing and Appeals (OHA) are amending and clarifying regulations concerning certain aspects of appeals of ONRR correspondence and clarifying the final administrative nature … The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Office of Hearing and Appeals (OHA) are amending and clarifying regulations concerning certain aspects of appeals of ONRR correspondence and clarifying the final administrative nature of ONRR orders that are not paid or appealed.clarification-of-appeal-proceduresFR-Doc-2014-24305
Clarification of Appeal ProceduresProposed Rule2013-1753507/22/2013Interior DepartmentThe Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Office of Hearing and Appeals (OHA) are proposing to amend and clarify regulations concerning certain aspects of appeals of ONRR correspondence and to clarify the final administra … The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR) and Office of Hearing and Appeals (OHA) are proposing to amend and clarify regulations concerning certain aspects of appeals of ONRR correspondence and to clarify the final administrative nature of ONRR orders that are not paid or appealed.clarification-of-appeal-proceduresFR-Doc-2013-17535
Segregation of Lands-Renewable EnergyRule2013-1008704/30/2013Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations to add provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, by publication of a Federal Register notice, public lands included … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is amending its regulations to add provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, by publication of a Federal Register notice, public lands included in a pending wind or solar energy generation right-of-way (ROW) application, and public lands that the BLM identifies for potential future wind or solar energy generation right-of-way applications under applicable legal requirements. The purpose of such segregation is to promote the orderly administration of the public lands. Lands segregated under this rule will not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law of 1872 (Mining Law), for up to two years from the date of publication of notice under this rule, subject to valid existing rights, but would remain open under the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (MLA) and the Materials Act of 1947 (Materials Act).segregation-of-lands-renewable-energyFR-Doc-2013-10087
Segregation of Lands-Renewable EnergyRule2011-1001904/26/2011Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing this interim temporary final rule (Interim Rule) to amend the BLM's regulations found in 43 CFR parts 2090 and 2800 by adding provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from t … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is issuing this interim temporary final rule (Interim Rule) to amend the BLM's regulations found in 43 CFR parts 2090 and 2800 by adding provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, by publication of a Federal Register notice, public lands included in a pending or future wind or solar energy generation right- of-way (ROW) application, or public lands identified by the BLM for a potential future wind or solar energy generation ROW authorization under the BLM's ROW regulations, in order to promote the orderly administration of the public lands. If segregated under this rule, such lands will not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law of 1872 (Mining Law), but not the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (Mineral Leasing Act) or the Materials Act of 1947 (Materials Act), subject to valid existing rights, for a period of up to 2 years. This Interim Rule is effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register for a period not to exceed 2 years after publication, but public comments received within 60 days of the publication of this rule will be considered by the BLM. Any necessary changes will be made to the Interim Rule. The BLM is also publishing in today's Federal Register a proposed rule that would make this segregation authority permanent. At the completion of the notice and comment rulemaking process for the proposed rule, or at the end of 2 years, whichever occurs first, this Interim Rule will expire.segregation-of-lands-renewable-energyFR-Doc-2011-10019
Segregation of Lands-Renewable EnergyProposed Rule2011-1001704/26/2011Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing this rule to amend the BLM's regulations found in 43 CFR parts 2090 and 2800 by adding provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is proposing this rule to amend the BLM's regulations found in 43 CFR parts 2090 and 2800 by adding provisions allowing the BLM to temporarily segregate from the operation of the public land laws, by publication of a Federal Register notice, public lands included in a pending or future wind or solar energy generation right-of-way (ROW) application, or public lands identified by the BLM for a potential future wind or solar energy generation ROW authorization under the BLM's ROW regulations, in order to promote the orderly administration of the public lands. If segregated under this rule, such lands would not be subject to appropriation under the public land laws, including location under the Mining Law of 1872 (Mining Law), but not the Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 (Mineral Leasing Act) or the Materials Act of 1947 (Materials Act), subject to valid existing rights, for a period of up to 2 years. The BLM is also publishing in today's Federal Register an interim temporary final rule (Interim Rule) that is substantively similar to this proposed rule. The Interim Rule is effective immediately upon publication in the Federal Register for a period not to exceed 2 years after publication, or the completion of the notice and comment rulemaking process for this proposed rule whichever occurs first.segregation-of-lands-renewable-energyFR-Doc-2011-10017
Grassland Reserve ProgramRule2010-2951311/29/2010Agriculture DepartmentThe Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, an interim final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) with a 60-day public comment pe … The Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) published in the Federal Register on January 21, 2009, an interim final rule for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) with a 60-day public comment period. On August 21, 2009, the CCC published an amendment to the interim final rule and reopened the public comment period for an additional 60 days. The CCC is publishing a final rule that incorporates the changes associated with passage of the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) and addresses the comments received during the public comment periods.grassland-reserve-programFR-Doc-2010-29513
Grassland Reserve Program; AmendmentRuleE9-2007408/21/2009Agriculture DepartmentThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), published in the Federal Register of January 21, 2009, an interim final rule with request for comment amending the program regulation … The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), through the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), published in the Federal Register of January 21, 2009, an interim final rule with request for comment amending the program regulations for the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP) to incorporate programmatic changes authorized by the Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008 (2008 Act) using Regulation Identification Number (RIN) 0578-AA38. This amendment to the January 21, 2009, interim final rule corrects the RIN to read 0578-AA53, clarifies the nature of the contingent right of enforcement, expands its discussion regarding GRP policy for wind and solar power facilities, and requests comment on how GRP can be used to contribute to the Nation's efforts on energy, climate change, and carbon sequestration. Additionally, USDA seeks public input on the January 21, 2009, interim final rule, as amended. Therefore, USDA reopens the public comment period upon publication of this amendment until September 21, 2009.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2009/08/21/E9-20074/grassland-reserve-program-amendmentFR-Doc-E9-20074
Conservation Reserve Program-Emergency Forestry Conservation Reserve ProgramRuleE6-852706/02/2006Agriculture DepartmentThis final rule amends the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to implement provisions of Public Law 109-148 (2006 Act) that provide for enrollment in the CRP of private non-industrial forest land that experienced a loss of … This final rule amends the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to implement provisions of Public Law 109-148 (2006 Act) that provide for enrollment in the CRP of private non-industrial forest land that experienced a loss of 35 percent or more of merchantable timber in the States suffering forestry damage directly related to hurricanes Katrina, Ophelia, Rita, Dennis, and Wilma.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/06/02/E6-8527/conservation-reserve-program-emergency-forestry-conservation-reserve-programFR-Doc-E6-8527
Grassland Reserve ProgramRule06-209103/06/2006Agriculture DepartmentThe United States Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Department) is publishing a final rule implementing the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). The GRP assists landowners and others in restoring and conserving eligible grassland and … The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA or the Department) is publishing a final rule implementing the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). The GRP assists landowners and others in restoring and conserving eligible grassland and certain other lands through rental agreements and easements. This rule sets forth how the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary), using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement GRP to meet the statutory objectives of the program.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2006/03/06/06-2091/grassland-reserve-programFR-Doc-06-2091
Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing PermitsRule05-2010010/07/2005Interior DepartmentThe Department of the Interior (Department), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is amending its regulations by adding a new part to govern the grazing of livestock on the Navajo Partitioned Land (NPL) of the Navajo-Hopi Former Joint Use … The Department of the Interior (Department), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), is amending its regulations by adding a new part to govern the grazing of livestock on the Navajo Partitioned Land (NPL) of the Navajo-Hopi Former Joint Use Area (FJUA) of the 1882 Executive Order reservation. The purpose of this regulation is to conserve the rangelands of the NPL in order to maximize future use of the land for grazing and other purposes, while recognizing the importance of livestock in the Navajo way of life.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2005/10/07/05-20100/navajo-partitioned-lands-grazing-permitsFR-Doc-05-20100
Grassland Reserve ProgramRule04-1147305/21/2004Agriculture DepartmentThe Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) amended the Food Security Act of 1985, to add the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). The purpose of this program is to assist landowners and others in restoring and … The Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002 (2002 Farm Bill) amended the Food Security Act of 1985, to add the Grassland Reserve Program (GRP). The purpose of this program is to assist landowners and others in restoring and protecting eligible grassland and certain other lands through rental agreements and easements. This interim final rule sets forth how the Secretary of Agriculture (the Secretary), using the funds, facilities, and authorities of the Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC), will implement GRP to meet the statutory objectives of the program. USDA made a determination to issue an Interim Final Rule with request for comments rather than a proposed rule in order to implement the program in fiscal year 2004 pursuant to this rule. USDA believes it is critical to put into place a rule that will guide the Department in implementing the program while at the same time provide the public with notice regarding how the program will be implemented. USDA also gave consideration to the fact that GRP implementation will be modeled after other established conservation programs. USDA is using its experiences from implementing other similar programs to develop operating procedures. USDA will consider all comments received when promulgating a final GRP rule.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2004/05/21/04-11473/grassland-reserve-programFR-Doc-04-11473
Special Rules Applicable to Public Land Hearings and AppealsRule03-3063112/10/2003Interior DepartmentThe Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is amending its existing regulations governing petitions for stays of grazing decisions issued by the Bureau of Land Management. The changes would specifically authorize OHA administrative law j … The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is amending its existing regulations governing petitions for stays of grazing decisions issued by the Bureau of Land Management. The changes would specifically authorize OHA administrative law judges to decide such petitions, which would expedite the administrative review process by eliminating an inefficient division of authority.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/12/10/03-30631/special-rules-applicable-to-public-land-hearings-and-appealsFR-Doc-03-30631
Grazing Administration-Exclusive of AlaskaProposed Rule03-3026412/08/2003Interior DepartmentThe Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes amending its regulations concerning how BLM administers livestock grazing on public lands. The proposed changes would: improve BLM's day-to-day grazing management efficiency; ensur … The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) proposes amending its regulations concerning how BLM administers livestock grazing on public lands. The proposed changes would: improve BLM's day-to-day grazing management efficiency; ensure BLM documents its considerations of the social, cultural, environmental, and economic consequences of grazing changes; provide that changes in grazing use be phased-in under certain circumstances; allow BLM to share title with permittees and lessees to range improvements in certain circumstances; make clear how BLM will authorize grazing if a BLM decision affecting a grazing permit is stayed pending administrative appeal consistent with court rulings; remove provisions in the present regulations concerning conservation use grazing permits; ensure adequate time for developing and successfully implementing an appropriate management action when BLM finds that current grazing management does not meet standards and guidelines for rangeland health, and that authorized grazing is a significant factor in not achieving one or more land health standards or not conforming with guidelines for grazing administration; and revise some administrative fees. We intend these changes to improve working relationships with permittees and lessees, enhance administrative efficiency, and cost effectiveness, clarify the regulations and protect the health of rangelands.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/12/08/03-30264/grazing-administration-exclusive-of-alaskaFR-Doc-03-30264
Navajo Partitioned Lands Grazing PermitsProposed Rule03-2832011/12/2003Interior DepartmentThis rulemaking adds a new part to the regulations of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to govern the grazing of livestock on the Navajo Partitioned Land (NPL) of the Navajo-Hopi Former Joint Use Area (FJUA) of the 1882 Executive Order rese … This rulemaking adds a new part to the regulations of the Bureau of Indian Affairs to govern the grazing of livestock on the Navajo Partitioned Land (NPL) of the Navajo-Hopi Former Joint Use Area (FJUA) of the 1882 Executive Order reservation. The purpose of these regulations is to conserve the rangelands of the NPL in order to maximize future use of the land for grazing and other purposes.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/11/12/03-28320/navajo-partitioned-lands-grazing-permitsFR-Doc-03-28320
Special Rules Applicable to Public Land Hearings and Appeals; Grazing Administration-Exclusive of Alaska, Administrative Remedies; Grazing Administration-Effect of Wildfire Management Decisions; Administration of Forest Management DecisionsRule03-1410306/05/2003Interior DepartmentThe Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is amending its existing regulations governing hearings and appeals to codify who has a right of appeal, to expedite its review of wildfire management decisions, and to simplify proof of service … The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is amending its existing regulations governing hearings and appeals to codify who has a right of appeal, to expedite its review of wildfire management decisions, and to simplify proof of service. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is adding regulations allowing BLM to make its wildfire management decisions effective immediately when BLM determines that vegetation, soil, or other resources on the public lands are at substantial risk of wildfire due to drought, fuels buildup, or other reasons, or at immediate risk of erosion or other damage due to wildfire, and to expedite review of those decisions. The amendments to both the OHA and BLM regulations are needed to clarify and expedite administrative review procedures.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/06/05/03-14103/special-rules-applicable-to-public-land-hearings-and-appeals-grazing-administration-exclusive-ofFR-Doc-03-14103
General Rules Relating to Procedures and Practice; Special Rules Applicable to Public Land Hearings and AppealsProposed Rule03-1250405/22/2003Interior DepartmentThe Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is proposing to revise its existing regulations governing petitions for stays and requests to put bureau decisions into immediate effect. The revisions would specifically authorize OHA administr … The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is proposing to revise its existing regulations governing petitions for stays and requests to put bureau decisions into immediate effect. The revisions would specifically authorize OHA administrative law judges to decide such petitions and requests, which arise most frequently in the context of appeals from grazing decisions that the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issues. This change would expedite the administrative review process by eliminating an inefficient division of authority. The revisions would also improve the format and clarity of the regulations.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2003/05/22/03-12504/general-rules-relating-to-procedures-and-practice-special-rules-applicable-to-public-land-hearingsFR-Doc-03-12504
Special Rules Applicable to Public Land Hearings and Appeals; Grazing Administration-Exclusive of Alaska, Administrative Remedies; Grazing Administration-Effect of Wildfire Management Decisions; Administration of Forest Management DecisionsProposed Rule02-3157512/16/2002Interior DepartmentThe Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is proposing to amend its existing regulations governing hearings and appeals to simplify proof of service, to codify who has a right of appeal, and to expedite its review of wildfire manage … The Office of Hearings and Appeals (OHA) is proposing to amend its existing regulations governing hearings and appeals to simplify proof of service, to codify who has a right of appeal, and to expedite its review of wildfire management decisions. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is adding regulations to make its wildfire management decisions effective immediately and to expedite review of those decisions. The amendments and additions to both OHA and BLM regulations are needed to clarify and expedite administrative review procedures.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/12/16/02-31575/special-rules-applicable-to-public-land-hearings-and-appeals-grazing-administration-exclusive-ofFR-Doc-02-31575
Conservation Reserve Program-Good Faith Reliance and Excessive RainfallRule02-105201/16/2002Agriculture DepartmentThis rule amends the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to provide, under certain conditions, for equitable relief to producers who violated their contract based on a good faith reliance on the action or advice of certain U … This rule amends the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) regulations to provide, under certain conditions, for equitable relief to producers who violated their contract based on a good faith reliance on the action or advice of certain USDA representatives. It also provides that CRP contracts will not be terminated for failure to plant cover when that failure was due to excess rainfall or flooding.https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2002/01/16/02-1052/conservation-reserve-program-good-faith-reliance-and-excessive-rainfallFR-Doc-02-1052
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